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Sidgwick, Sarah Isabella (1832-1918) wife of William Carr Sidgwick Sidgwick, Mary (d 1879) mother of Henry Sidgwick
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Letter from Isabel Sidgwick to Eleanor Sidgwick, with Henry Sidgwick's wedding buttonhole flower

Looks forward to seeing her on 4 May. Refers to 'a precious little packet' which she found among their mother-in law's papers, and which she now encloses [included]. Reports that she has just heard from the Rector of Lincoln College that [her son] Nevil is elected to an official Fellowship there. States that Lincoln wishes to attract scientific students, and Nevil will be allowed to take other pupils so long as there is not work enough in the college itself. He does not go into residence until October, and expects to have finished at Töbingen before summer. Wishes that she could have helped Eleanor in the arrangement of the letters, and states that she left all the envelopes that existed, and dated many of the letters. Claims that she can find none written by Henry to William 'that are not merely [ ] announcements, or engagements.' Reports that the weather is very cold, and that her roses were very poor.

With envelope [193/2], and dried flower [193/3], wrapped in piece of paper [193/4] labelled 'Orange flower and leaf taken from HS's button hole by M[ary] B[enson] on his wedding day 4 April 1876'.

Sidgwick, Sarah Isabella (1832-1918) wife of William Carr Sidgwick